Warwickshire, like every other area of the country is faced with the challenge of tackling the issue of children going missing from home, care or school, being abused through child sexual exploitation and being trafficked.  These issues have been a key, strategic priority for WSCB; to reduce the number of young people harmed by child sexual exploitation.  The board have adopted a wider strategy due to the interconnections between child sexual exploitation, children who go missing and trafficking.  These issues cannot be dealt with in isolation and requires a multi-agency approach.

Professionals in all agencies should be alert to the possibility that a child they are in contact with may be being sexually exploited. The professional may already have concerns about the child e.g. that s/he is missing school, frequently missing from home, misusing substances, is depressed or self-harming, etc.  

Initial Response
Professionals should disuss their concerns with their agency's CSE lead professional or designated safeguarding adviser and together, should use the Risk Assessment Framework to make an initial assessment of risk of harm to the child.  

Risk Assessment Framework
The CSE Screening Tool is to be used by any professional, including volunteer staff, who have concerns that a child may be at risk of, or experiencing CSE.  It can be used to inform the decision about whether to offer early help or refer to Children's Social Care and also help to strucuture an early help assessement or referral.  

Section 2 of WSCB Interagency Safeguarding Procedures includes detailed Child Sexual Exploitation guidance for professionals including the CSE Screening Tool (appendix i) with risk level descriptors to help support completion.

Making a referral
If the decision has been made to make a referral to the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH), a Multi-Agency Referral Form (MARF) must be completed along with an accompanying copy of the CSE Screening Tool and send to:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Where to get support
Warwickshire Child Sexual Exploitation, Missing and Trafficking Team - telephone 01926 684490 or 01926 742226, or visit the website: www.warwickshirecse.co.uk

Further information
Child Sexual Exploitation Annual Report 2016-2017
Warwickshire Missing, Exploited and Trafficked Children Strategy 2017-2020
Guidance to consent

Training
WSCB and Barnardo's deliver full day multi-agency CSE training courses throughout the year.  For programme details, click here.

Follow Warwickshire's Something's Not Right Campaign online, or access through Facebook and Twitter.

 

Latest News

Keep up to date with the latest safeguarding news.


Safeguarding Adults News

Safeguarding Children News
Think Family

Upcoming Events

Keep up to date with our upcoming training and events.

View Events
View Training
View All

Contact us today using the details from our Contact Us webpage to find out how we can help

Top

Contact Us

Warwickshire Safeguarding Adults Board /
Warwickshire Safeguarding Children's Board
Saltisford Buildings
Ansell Way
Saltisford, Warwick
CV34 4UL

Emails:
Adults: WSAB@warwickshire.gov.uk
Children's: WSCB@warwickshire.gov.uk

Tel:
Adults/Children's: 01926 410410

Follow Us: facebook twitter google-plus

Safeguarding Children

Menu
Website Feedback